Meet The DFC Team!

Our Mission

Dental First Corp. is a caring, holistic dental office.

We are here to serve God providing quality services to the community.

By God's grace, we bring our patients' oral health to a state of comfort, optimum wellness and beauty. We are committed to Excellence!  We value and respect our patients and employees while promoting an atmosphere of peace and integrity. Our goal is to reduce periodontal and heart disease in our community.

We pay special attention to detail to insure that you are relaxed and comfortable. Our experienced staff receives on-going specialized training to offer you services that will keep you beautiful and healthy for a life time.

Renee H. Fennell, DMD

Dr. Renee Hamdiyah Fennell, Dr. Renee as she is affectionately called, is a graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls. As a third generation general dentist graduating from Temple University School of Dentistry and as a bachelor degree Registered Nurse, Dr. Renee joins the ranks of the professionals who are cross trained to understand the connectivity between intra-oral and systemic health.  Her goal is to significantly reduce periodontal and heart disease in the community by educating and empowering women to be champions of oral health. 


Her practice is dedicated to serving the special needs of women and the people they love. She brings holistic health practices to her patients in a warm, caring atmosphere. She is passionate about students and serves as a Diversity Officer and Adjunct Professor at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. 


As a community servant leader, Dr. Renee has received recognition from several organizations. She is president of the Philadelphia County Dental Society and a board member and Pharmacy Lead for the Mom-n-PA Foundation providing free dental services to the under-served. She is a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association (NDA), and past president of the New Era Dental Society.


Currently she working on her project, "Pipeline for Leadership"  for the American Dental Association's Institute of Diversity in Leadership.


She credits God, her parents – Dr. Perry C. Fennell Jr. and Mrs. Gloria Burnette Fennell, family and friends for her success. She mentors students, organizes and participates in health fairs, community outreach and donates to local charities. 

 Her mission is to Heal, Teach and Inspire! TM


Let Dr. Renee put a “Smile on your Face and Music in your Heart”. TM She is committed to continuing education providing her patients with the latest techniques in dental and holistic medicine. Dr. Renee lives life with an Exclamation Mark (!) and loves to fellowship with family and friends, and travel - especially to the ocean.   


Wanda Ford Crawley, CDA

 Wanda Crawley
Wanda Crawley

Wanda Ford Crawley, CDA our office manager, has been with Dental First Corp. for over 30 years.  She quickly became the lead dental assistant with Dr. Perry Fennell, Jr. and was promoted to Office Manager by Dr. Renee.


Wanda is highly skilled with insurances and will help you make sure that you select the right financial option to best suit your dental treatment needs!


Whether making a financial treatment plan, mentoring students in the field or going on outreach in the community, Wanda always has a cheery smile for you!

Angela Nobles,CDA

Angela Nobles
Angela Nobles

Angela Nobles, CDA returns to Dental First Corp as a graduate of the Expanded Function Dental Assistant Program from Allstate Career School. You will feel right at home with her excellent patient care and warm and caring spirit. She has 2 wonderful children and loves to travel!

Ivy Abdul Jalil, RDH, BS

Ivy Abdul Jalil
Ivy Abdul Jalil


Ivy Abdul Jalil, RDH, BS is our registered dental hygienist, and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 20 years. Her goal for each patient is to give them the best care possible in the most comfortable way! She is a past president of Tri-State Dental Hygienist Society and Secretary of New Era Dental Society, She is the founder of Ivy's Seals on Wheels for those who need a traveling notary. If you need notary services please contact us for information.